Sunday, August 16, 2009

America People Victorious Over Government?

That's a pretty significant headline, huh?

The American people, because of his/her ability to stand up and voice an opinion, have shaken the Obama Administration and changed the health care playing field.

We did it. Not Congress. Not the president. Not lobbyists. You.

Maybe Conservatism isn't dead after all.

There are probably four good reasons for this supposed victory over the Obama White House.

1) The American outcry over a government-run health care system

2) Barack Obama's approval plunge

3) The Democrats want to claim victory for health care reform.

4) Politicians realized that the political life is very, very fragile

All four reasons probably played an integral part in this recent development. However, don't be fooled into backing down just yet. If you give them an inch, they'll use your tax money for a 787 billion dollar stimulus package. Oh, wait...

Does this mean that the health care reform process will be smooth sailing from here on out? Hardly. There will be provisions that the Democrats pass that are statist in nature. We'll probably be taxed to death, but what did you expect? Look who's in charge. However, the American people's passion regarding this issue has created room for compromise and meaningful reform that DOES NOT involve government control.

In recent American history, when did the American people swing enough weight around to change a policy decision of this magnitude?

Today is a good day, America. It's not set in stone, but soak it up. If your keeping score...tally one for the American people.

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